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The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) is the UK’s leading asbestos removal association, representing the interests of asbestos removal contractors and associated businesses.

ARCA is the first port of call for anyone seeking an asbestos removal contractor to safely remove asbestos. The Association has over 300 members and are the UK’s leading provider of asbestos removal training courses.

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ARCA News magazine Summer 2017 available online

This 60 page issue includes news on the ARCA in-house audit team, CSCS cards, as well as guidance for contractors and end-clients.

Also, find out what ARCA will be speaking about at the Contamination Expo Series and the European Asbestos Forum conference.

Don’t miss reading the latest issue of ARCA News, the journal for the asbestos management industry … available online here.

ARCA to deliver keynote speech at the EAF conference

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) will be supporting this years’ European Asbestos Forum (EAF) Foundation conference by delivering the keynote speech.

Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA, will discuss the role of a trade association in the asbestos removal industry, covering points such as, developing tools for the industry; providing the best support to assist members in good practices and end-clients in the safe management of asbestos, which all drive continual improvement and professionalism throughout the industry.

The EAF Foundation was formed in 2014 to focus on improving professional networks and exchanging the best and newest of knowledge regarding all matters related to asbestos, across borders and sectors – as every country in the world has asbestos problems.eaf-logo

This year the EAF Foundation conference will focus on ‘Asbestos and Industry’, and is being held on 26th September, at the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel in London. More details can be found at www.europeanasbestosforum.org

New ARCA Training venue in Bristol

ARCA is pleased to announce a new training venue in Bristol, following a partnership with SMH Products Ltd (an associate member of ARCA).

“This new training venue is a great way to support our members. We are extremely grateful to SMH for agreeing to share their training facilities with us,” commented Satish Patel, Training Manager at ARCA. “It’s an excellent facility offering both practical areas and classrooms, which we used for the first-time last month to hold a Licensed Contract Manager training course.”

To support members in the South West & Wales, ARCA is now offering Operative, Supervisor and Contract Manager training courses at the SMH facility in Avonmouth.

The next courses to be held are:

  • 25th July 2017 – Licensed Contract Manager Update
  • 26th July 2017 – Licensed Contract Manager
  • 2nd August 2017 – Industry Refresher for Operatives

Training course details can be found on the ARCA website

Latest ARCA News Magazine available online

Don’t miss reading the latest issue of the ARCA News magazine.

This 60 page issue covers news from the asbestos management industry, ARCA award winners, a new member benefit and the first candidate to gain the ARCA ILM qualification.

Did you know ARCA has formed a new specialist interest group? Do you know how some of ARCA members and staff supported the Charity Week in October?

Read the latest issue of the journal for the asbestos management industry online

ARCA announces new Specialist Interest Group

Asbestos equipment manufacturing & testing companies support initiative

ARCA is pleased to announce the formation of a new specialist interest group to provide a forum for, and a better link between, its Associate Members in the equipment manufacturing and testing sector.

“Earlier this year we sought expressions of interest in establishing this group and the response was excellent,” stated Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA). “We held the inaugural meeting last month, with nine companies represented, and discussed the needs of the sector and that the main objective of the group would be to give a voice to this industry sector.”

“The ultimate goal is to provide a forum to bring this industry sector closer to its customers and provide ARCA Members (asbestos removal contractors) with better information, such as, best practice in the selection and use of plant equipment and testing providers.”